Victoria records 22nd ‘Donut Day’ with no virus cases or deaths

Victoria has continued it’s incredible COVID-free streak, recording it’s 22nd day in a row with no new cases or deaths.

In even better news, there is now just one case currently active in the whole state.

It comes after a weak-positive case which was under review yesterday was determined to be negative following further testing.


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The case was a woman in her 80s, with the virus detected as part of pre-surgical screening.

But health authorities said the woman had no links to known coronavirus cases and was not symptomatic, so the result was “most likely a false positive”.

Meanwhile, residents and visitors to Altona in Melbourne’s south east have been put on alert after virus fragments were detected in wastewater.

Suburbs in the wastewater catchment include Altona, Altona Meadows, Seaholme, Sanctuary Lakes, and parts of Laverton, Point Cook and Williams Landing.

“The result is really unexpected, given that there have been some eight weeks since the last known resident in these areas had a coronavirus illness or diagnosis,” Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley said.

“It could mean that there is somebody in the community that we have missed, it could mean that somebody has been travelling through the community and has left the virus behind,” he added.

Anyone who has been in the area recently is being urged to get tested if they have even the slightest symptoms.

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